Eugene Harrison Menifee
In loving memory of Eugene Harrison Menifee, 55 years old. Eug passed doing what he loved, napping, on Tuesday, September 12th, 2023 with his brother, Curtis, by his side. Baby brother to Cam, Marshall, Dean, and Curtis. Favorite uncle of Dayna, Danny, and Glenn (Creeanna), and great uncle to Caila, Josiah, and Fallon. Beloved brother-in-law of Sandra and Rita. Loving dog-father to Dozer and Ice. Good friend to many. Predeceased by his parents Glenn and Patricia Menifee (nee Buchannon). Born in Port Arthur (Thunderbay), Ontario on December 13th, 1967.
Raised in the bustling metropolis of Nakina, Ontario, Eug loved the town so much that he decided to stay there for the rest of his days. He worked for CN Rail doing track maintenance for 34 years. In his free time he loved to run his dogs down the pagwa, fishing, hunting, and having beers with one of his many friends. He lived his life with a respect for nature while enjoying it's many bounties.
Always good for a story or a laugh, he would never hesitate to offer one of his iconic chuckles. A horror movie fanatic, he always gleamed with pride when he’d tell the story of how his niece snuggled up to him at 4 years old to watch ‘The Headless Horsemen’ while calling her older brother a baby.
A die-hard leafs fan till the end, Eug was known for dying his hair (including his soul-patch) blue during the playoffs. A true optimist and dreamer.
Eug loved music. Period. He professed that he never tied himself down by any one genre. He could go from blasting metal in his truck to sitting in the bathtub enjoying some opera.
A man of intellect, he was known far and wide as the reigning jeopardy champion. No one could contest him, if there was useless knowledge to be had he had it all. His bathroom was always full of half-completed Sudoku books.
Additionally, as a history aficionado, he was not only knowledgeable about world history but also loved to deep dive into both his family tree and town history. He would tell stories and share his findings generously.
It’s humanly impossible to put into words every facet of this wonderful man and what he meant to so many people. Though he will be greatly missed by all who knew him, he will forever live on in not just our hearts, but also our stories.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Simpler Times Cremation Centre, 575 Central Avenue, Thunder Bay.